The community, clinical and management rotations include a key focus on research. The current emphasis in practice accountability, outcomes and evidence-based decision-making requires that dietetic professionals know how to evaluate critically and conduct research analyzing processes and demonstrating program impact. Each intern completes a pilot community research project and presents the results in a poster session at the New York State Dietetic Association Annual Meeting. Each intern also participates in a group 'problem-solving' research project in their management rotation and in clinical and translational research through the Clinical Nutrition Research Center. Interns gain direct experience in conducting, interpreting and using research in dietetics practice.